Ghana is sitting on a time bomb with vigilantism, it is one of my major challenges-Kan Dapaah

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The Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah has stressed the need for political vigilantism to be dealt with in the country’s political and democratic dispensation, saying the existence of such groups is a real threat to the country’s democracy.

Speaking before the Commission of Inquiry established by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia with the consent of the president to look into the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence, the Minister described vigilantism as one of his major challenges and worries.

He said, of key concern to him and his officials is the matter of funding such groups, adding that it is imperative to investigate and identify the sponsors of vigilante groups, where their sources of funding are and why they will choose to spend their money in that manner.

He opined that the canker of vigilantism is one of the top 5 challenges that the National Security apparatus is faced with, saying “we are working hard to address it”.

The Minister wants all political actors to see the issue of vigilantism as a very serious threat the country’s democracy and also work holistically and collaboratively to address it.




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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